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New initiative will tackle racism’s core concepts

Author: Kevin Fye

Prompted by recent killings and the social upheaval arising in their aftermath, our nation has awakened to the brutality of institutional racism and the violence to human dignity it has wrought in communities of color, now and throughout America’s history. Many who had previously failed to recognize and understand the structures of racism are now seeking to educate themselves.…

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Keep Up Hope

Author: Vivian Nweze

Covid19, alias CoronaVirus, aka Miss Rona, is the first time in 101 years that a pandemic of this magnitude has disrupted the world. This letter does not serve the purpose of reprimanding or educating us all on the intense medical significance of this disease. All the information you need for you and your family to stay safe is available on trusted websites such as the and I want to take this moment to remind us all of something that spreads a lot faster and is immensely more powerful than any virus known to man: Compassion. …

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2020 McCloskey New Venture Competition Results

Author: Nicholas Swisher

The 20th McCloskey New Venture Competition awarded more than $400,000 in cash and in-kind prizes today during a livestream ceremony that culminated the event. The competition was held online this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NearWave received the $50,000 McCloskey Grand Prize for teams founded by University of Notre Dame students or alumni. Viewtique received the $50,000 Startup South Bend-Elkhart/Elevate Ventures Grand Prize for community-based teams. …

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Virtual Webinar: Primary Source Research in the Time of COVID-19


Location: Online

Are you designing a research project during the time of COVID-19? If so, how will you locate and access quality primary sources? This webinar, offered by curators from the Hesburgh Libraries' Rare Books and Special Collections department, will offer tools and tips for conducting research online and adapting your research process to a virtual environment. This session will be tailored to participants’ specific projects and research questions. There will also be time immediately following for optional small group or one-on-one discussion with the session leaders.

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